OM Voice Circles
"The power of OM is the Self within you... The human body is a string of OM. All that is - inside us, outside us, is born of OM... The universal sound is OM." -the Hindu saint, Nityananda
OM Voice Circles invite all who feel a calling to explore their voice, discover the power of singing with devotion and experience the uplifting, heart opening, transformational healing effects of mantra, chanting and sacred heart songs and singing with devotion in a safe, supportive, loving and expansive environment.
This closed group, held by Elise in Dartington (TQ9) meet once a fortnight for a course of 6 sessions held once a season (spring, summer and autumn course dates below). The first OM Voice Circle of each course is open as a taster (£15), after which the circle is closed until the next season's course begins. The circle is closed for each course after the initial taster session to invite, enhance and preserve the intimacy and unity created when the same group of individuals gather regularly. Collectively we will dive deeply into what can be a profound, tender and deeply healing journey.
CLOSED GROUP FOR EACH 6 SESSION COURSE*
Thursdays, Fortnightly, 7.15-9.45pm
SPRING 2018 DATES
25 Jan* (taster £15), 8 & 22 Feb, 8 & 22 Mar, 5 Apr
Full Course Cost: £108 Early Bird, if booked by 8 January, £135 thereafter (taster included in both course prices).
SUMMER 2018 DATES
3 May* (taster £15) 17 & 31 May, 14 & 28* June, 12 July
Full Course Cost: £108 Early Bird, if booked by 16 April, £135 thereafter (taster included in both course prices).
*Please note our circle on June 28th will be at an alternative local venue TBC, due to Dartinginton Hall festivities.
AUTUMN 2018 DATES
6 Sept* (taster £15) & 20 Sept, 4 & 18 Oct, 1 & 15 Nov
Full Course Cost: £108 Early Bird, if booked by 20 August, £135 thereafter (taster included in both course prices).
The first date of each 6 Week OM Voice Circles Course is open to all to come for a taster at a cost of £15. After, the circle is closed until the next course begins. To continue with the full course the remaining balance for the total cost of the course is due before the 2nd date of the course.
STUDIO 32, Park Rd, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EF map & directions>
Advance booking for both the taster and full course is essential.
For all enquiries please email Elise:
Explore and connect to your inner voice and truth, discover new ways of expressing your unique creativity through sacred sound, and learn ancient mantras through to contemporary sacred songs to heal and expand the heart. Together we will journey through devotional soundscapes, using mantra, easy to follow heart songs, and spontaneous musical creations to expand and inquire within; honouring the insights, emotions, gifts and authentic self discovery that swells and rises up through the music. Experiment with singing in harmony by finding your soul's song harmoniously within the group, through free improvisation and experimentation, in a safe space where all sounds, movement and emotions are welcomed and poured into the circle of sound. Explore the silence and stillness between the sound; the stillness and wellspring within that appear when the music stops.
Looking to all traditions and cultures around the world for inspiration on where sound, voice, chant, and devotional singing have been a vehicle for connecting with divinity, OM Voice Circles offers a place of discovery; an embodied experience of how chant and devotion with clear intention and prayer can offer a multitude of self empowering gifts to enhance our state of wellbeing.
Circles are open to all - no singing experience is necessary and you do not need to think of yourself as a singer to join in! This is Yoga for your Voice! Discover how the power of singing with devotion can truly answer our deepest prayers, heal our hearts and unite us individually and collectively.
Each fortnightly gathering is a space for prayer, positive intention setting and an invitation to turn your gaze inwards, enquire within and explore. What needs attention? What needs expressing, healing, releasing, birthing, loving? Find your unique sound and soul song and set intentions to create the changes that you wish to make consciously in your daily life.
Elise has been singing all her life and received vocal training in many forms over the years. For the past 8 years she has embodied and explored various mantra, chanting and devotional singing disciplines and spiritual practices; for 7 years she undertook the twice daily chanting discipline guided by Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism - Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Alongside, through yoga study and practice she discovered devotional singing and over the years has gathered many chants and sacred songs, along with composing new devotional music as well. Having personally experienced the magical, transformational healing powers held deep within the mantras, a calling to share this beloved passion with others grew until OM Voice Circles among many other offerings came to fruition. Elise brings her gifts as a songwriter, devotee of sacred sound, yoga teacher and life coach together to hold OM Voice Circles in the most heartfelt way possible.
Welcome to a new chapter. Welcome to OM Voice Circles...